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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sounding the alarm that democracy is in jeopardy.
Holder served as President Obama’s top law enforcement officer before leaving amid a string of controversies and scandals, including being held in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to a subpoena requesting documents on the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.
The former attorney general took to Twitter on Tuesday to lament that “Our democracy is being stolen.”
Arizona, now Wisconsin. Ridiculously long lines. Too few polling places. New voter ID laws. Our democracy is being stolen. Let people vote!
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) April 6, 2016
Holder apparently failed to make the connection that longer lines could be due to record voter turnout instead.
Nonstop whining out of Wisconsin suggesting voters are being disenfranchised against the backdrop of RECORD BREAKING TURNOUT in Wisconsin.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 5, 2016
Wisconsin is projecting its highest voter turnout in a presidential primary since 1980: https://t.co/2z5ahrwEIL
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) April 6, 2016
Social media helped Holder put things in perspective.
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— Cyber Rafale (@cyber_rafale) April 6, 2016
ANYONE can get an absentee ballot and vote. Your premise is bullshit. Being disenfranchised is a MYTH
— ToddGackIsDutch (@TGackIsDutch) April 6, 2016
@EricHolder voter id protects our democracy! It didn’t take me any longer to show an ID.
— James (@jittertech) April 6, 2016
— neighhay (@neighhay) April 6, 2016
@EricHolder Aren’t you really saying let the same people vote numerous time as well as illegals and dead people. Like in the last election?
— Msindependent (@indepndt4eva) April 6, 2016
@EricHolder I’m from WI and I had to show my ID, but you don’t see me complaining you sissy !!!
grow some Balls !!!
— Goliath T Immortal (@GoliathImmortal) April 6, 2016
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) April 6, 2016
@EricHolder Who can’t vote? You can literally mail in your vote from home. And overall voter turn out is at record highs. WTF r u taking abt
— edalexport (@edalexport) April 6, 2016
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